Articles by Ben Hubbard
A Record-Breaking Year for Mobilizing Private Capital for Development
USAID’s Development Credit Authority (DCA) worked with 45 financial institutions in 23 countries in 2012 to unlock up to $525 million in private capital for underserved entrepreneurs in developing countries. The financing, made available through 34 partial credit guarantees, is the most USAID has mobilized in a single year.
- impact investing
Guest Post: How USAID is Putting Local Wealth to Work
In our 12-year history issuing credit guarantees, the Development Credit Authority (DCA) has worked directly with more than 200 local private financial institutions, reaching more than 100,000 credit-worthy, but underserved borrowers. In 2011 we established 37 guarantees that will mobilize an additional $200 million in commercial capital in 21 countries.
- microfinance, scale